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Cathy Dawson

MERLOT Contributor
Assistant Proferssor of Occupational Therapy
Tuskegee University
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Jul 18, 2011
Member Since: Jun 12, 2007



Primary Affiliation:
  • Tuskegee University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, AL, United States)

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Contact Information

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4602 Highway 223
Union Springs, AL 36089 US

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • BS (05/1990)
    Tuskegee University
  • MPA (06/1996)
    Auburn University Montgomery
  • ABD Health Care Administration (11/2009)
    Capella University


  • Assistant Professor (07/2006 - Current) Tuskegee University
  • Director of Occupational Therapy (02/2003 - 06/2006) Southern Springs Health & Rehab Center
  • Director of Occupational Therapy (12/1990 - 01/2003) Capitol Hill Health & Rehab Center


  • American Occupational Therapy Association
    member 05/1989 - Current
  • Alabama Occupational Therapy Association
    member 09/1988 - Current
  • American Psychological Association - Division 20
    member 11/2008 - Current
  • Gerontological Society of America
    member 04/2011 - Current
  • East Central Alabama Occupational Therapy Association
    member (past president and past secretary) 09/1988 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • Pi Alpha Alpha (05/1994)
    Public Administration honor society
  • Pi Alpha Sigma (05/1994)
    Political Science honor society
  • Pi Theta Epsilon (05/1990)
    Occupational Therapy honor society
  • Eminent Scholar - Tuskegee University (10/1989)

Teaching Experience

  • Medical Vocabulary (Fall Current)
    Tuskegee University - basic medical terms and word parts
  • Health Care Systems (Fall 2010)
    Tuskegee University - US health care system
    American health care system, including history, financial situation, concepts, current issues
  • Occupational Performance & Media I (with lab) (Fall Current)
    Tuskegee University - Occuaptional Therapy
    human development (birth through adolescence), particularly as it relates to human occupation and activity
  • Occupational Performance & Media II (with lab) (Spring Current)
    Tuskegee Univerity - human development
    human development (young adult through end of life), particularly as it pertains to occupations and activity
  • Clinical Conditions in Adult Physical Dysfunction (Spring Current)
    Tuskegee University - overview of clinical conditions
  • Principles of Evaluation & Intervention in Geriatrics (Summer Current)
    Tuskegee University - Occupational Therapy with Geriatrics
  • Foundations of Occupational Science (Fall Current)
    Tuskegee University - Occupational Therapy foundations


  • The Effectiveness of Personal Legacy Items on CNA Attitudes, 04/08/2011
    Presentation at the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Advisory Committee bi-annual meeting
  • Monique and the Mango Rains - A Book Review, 01/09/2011
    Book review at the Twentieth Century Club, a women's literary organization
  • Examining the Attitudes of Nursign Home CNAs and the Effectiveness of Personal Legacy Items, 09/01/2010
    Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Rural Health Conference
  • Preserving Memories: For Yourself and Your Clients, 09/12/2009
    A presentation at the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association Fall Conference about using therapeutic interventions in therapy that facilitate preservation of memories with geriatric clients.
  • Backpack Awareness, 10/12/2006
    Proper back safety and awareness of issues related to improper backpack use.